“Adopt A Senior” Christmas Project

For the past nine years MDJH has partnered with St. Pat’s Mercy Home to provide gifts for their seniors who may not have anyone to give them a gift. They are too often forgotten at this time of year. Ours are the only gift they may receive.

We receive a list of wish items for seniors. Some lists are bigger than others and some are quite small.

Students are asked to bring in a monetary donation toward the purchase of clothing items requested. Students are also able to bring in the following items:

  • Dry shampoo (Batiste) for our female residents
  • Unscented Hairspray
  • Shampoo
  • Unscented body lotion
  • Razors for our male residents (Gillette, Xtreme or Bic)
  • Body wash
  • Baby powder
  • Socks (thin ankle socks that can be worn inside a shoe)
  • Deodorant gel (something with low scent)
  • Treats (chewing gum, soft cheesies, chocolate bars (no nuts or chewy parts))
  • Hair brushes
  • Hair elastics
  • Wool
  • Knitting needles
  • Art supplies (residents love to paint small pictures for their rooms/family)
  • Coloring leads, markers
  • Gift Cards – Tim Hortons/Dollarama (Rec Therapy takes residents on outings and they often stop at Tims to get residents coffee, etc.)

Every homeroom will also sign a card for the seniors.

This is a very heartwarming project. Thank you for your continued support.

All donations must be handed in to Homeroom teachers by Friday, December 10th.

Report Cards / Parent-Teacher Interviews

  1. Report cards will be sent home on December 3. We will be sending home paper report cards this year.
    • Marks and teacher comments will also be available on-line through PowerSchool.
    • If you need access to PowerSchool, please contact natashawellon@nlesd.ca.
    • PowerSchool provides the most up to date marks information for students. By clicking on the overall mark you will even get a breakdown of all your child’s individual assessments. 
  2. Parent-teacher conferences will be held on December 9 from 12:30 to 6:30 pm.
    • We will be using OPTIS to arrange these conferences.
    • OPTIS will give you the option to arrange a phone conference or a video conference – there will be no in-person conferences this year.
    • Here are the links to Optis and the user instructions for parents.
    • OPTIS will open on December 3, and will close on December 8.

Provincial Cross-Country Championships

Congratulations to Sawyer L. and Allison D. on another successful race this weekend at the Provincial Cross-country Championships! Sawyer placed 1st in the under 16 boys category and Allison placed 1st in the under 16 girls category. Outstanding performance!

Way to go, Grizzlies!

Grizzlies at VolleyEast

Congratulations to all the MDJH teams that took part in VolleyEast this past weekend.

The Grade 8 Boys won gold and the Tier 1 Banner!

The Grade 7 Girls (Team Piercey) also won gold and the Tier 1 banner!

The Grade 9 Girls won silver!

The Grade 9 Boys also played well!

Way to go, Grizzlies!

Best of luck to all the teams who are playing next in VolleyCentral!

Go ENG Girl Workshop

Memorial Engineering Outreach is excited to announce that registration for our 2021 Go ENG Girl workshop will open on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 12:00 noon. Go ENG Girl will be held on November 20th from 9:00am to 2:00pm in the Engineering Building in St. John’s and welcomes students in grades 7-11 who identify as female. There is no fee for this event but spaces are limited and COVID-19 protocols will be in place.

For more information and the registration link, please click below.


If you have any questions, please contact:

Kathryn Hong (she / her)

  • Coordinator for Outreach Activities
  • Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • T 709 864-3108
  • EN3011